Anger Management and Counseling in West Covina, CA.

Therapy and counseling for anger issues, self control and stress management in West Covina, California. Find effective help for real change.


Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Rebecca Bokoch, PsyD

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is a very strong emotion. Anger can be highly destructive in many aspects of a person's life. I would help clients to separate themselves from their anger, so that it does not have the power to define their identity or their relationships. I would also help clients to increase anger management skills by exploring the source of their anger, mapping the influence of their anger, identifying triggers, and exploring the progression of their anger. In addition, I would help enhance client relaxation strategies by practicing breathing techniques, mindfulness meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation.

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz
Anger Therapist

Schwarz and Associates, Rebecca L Schwarz

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.

Gary Brainerd, PhD
Anger Therapist

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger can be an ally and not a detriment. Individuals need to learn how they create and contribute to their feelings of anger and how to control the expressions of anger so it benefits them rather than hurts them. When a hose is leaking, you might need to turn off the power from the connection to the house, or you may need to relieve the pressure by adjusting the nozzle. Similarly, we all need to learn how we create excessive anger -- AND we need to learn how to control the expression of that anger.

Debra Burianek, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Debra Burianek, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90703 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger has a place in life but you need to know how to use it effectively. Anger is a powerful emotion that can come from hurt, frustration, annoyance or disappointment. If you find yourself out of control and losing your temper more frequently its time to get the help that you need. Give me a call and we can work together on finding the root causes to the problem.

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Jeanne Yorke, Ph.D.

Ph.D.

In 92831 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger comes from someplace deep inside. I work not only at helping the person control their anger but the cause so it can permentely be deleated. Each person is uniquely different and we will work together to understand how to deal with its root causes. Most clients can learn in a couple sessions what to do in the moment to get anger under control. The rest takes longer

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Patricia McMahon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90017 - Nearby to West Covina.

We can retrain ourselves react differently to challenging situations that spawn angry reactions. With a little time and practice, we can learn to regulate our distress by tuning into the cues when we are on overload. Bringing mindfulness to our triggers and our reactions, while slowing down our thoughts, can give us more choice in how we react. Mindfulness can teach us to be the observer to our own inner dialogue and can make room for little shifts that make gradual differences. I work from a somatic place first, giving attention to the indicators of distress. Each person manifests distress differently. Does your face get hot? Does your throat feel tight? We will begin here.

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Jackie Parke, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92835 - Nearby to West Covina.

Clients in anger management therapy with Dr. Parke can experience the benefits of a peaceful presence and a healing environment. There are root causes of anger that need to be identified, and they usually relate to a sense of injustice or having been wronged in the past. Enjoy newfound freedom from anger and learn to navigate your emotions fluidly rather than having them control you.

Barbara Jaurequi, MS, LMFT, MAC
Anger Therapist

Barbara Jaurequi, MS, LMFT, MAC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91730 - Nearby to West Covina.

Managing anger is more complicated than many people think. The chemicals that are released during an angry/raging episode are similar to the ones released during vigorous exercise and can actually become addicting. That is why angry outbursts seem to get worse over time. It's important to get highly directive therapy to learn how to identify triggers for outbursts and to learn coping skills that will help you avoid the negative consequences of out-of-control anger.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 91001 - Nearby to West Covina.

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Anger Therapist

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91107 - Nearby to West Covina.

We offer Anger Management classes to both court ordered and volunteer clients. Our program is 52 weeks of new material each week. It is evidence based and helps facilitate change if the client chooses to apply the principles taught. The work book and tools used in class are effective in helping clients find an alternative way of communicating their feelings or anger, frustration and even hurt. By implementing the tools taught, many clients have seen dramatic change in their relationships.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anger Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91710 - Nearby to West Covina.

I help people struggling with anger management by working with them to develop awareness of their anger experience in their body and mind and how it is impacting their body. I help you learn and practice strategies for regulating your body and mind so you do not lose control of the anger. I help you to learn healthy communication of anger, and the development of conflict resolution skills. I support you in exploring issues of transference from past relationships and experiences that may be contributing to your strong feelings of anger in present circumstances and relationships. We create safety, increase positive expression of anger, and reduce or eliminate sources of anger when possible!

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Terry Anderson, M.S., Psy.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92831 - Nearby to West Covina.

All of us experience anger from time to time. It is a normal, commonly experienced emotion. However, anger can be incredibly destructive if we do not know how to control it. Frequent or misplaced anger can hurt our reputation, destroy our relationships, limit our opportunities, and damage our physical health. Acknowledging that anger has become an issue is the first step. Getting help is the second. I have worked with individuals and groups helping them to first identify, acknowledge, and then manage their anger for many years. I will help you gain the emotional skills and tools needed to control and manage your anger and help you to live a more harmonious life. Please feel free to call.

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
Anger Therapist

Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D

California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT

In 92647 - Nearby to West Covina.

I encourage you to express your anger without violence to others while finding how you can harness this emotion to help yourself instead of self-destruction. You have a right to be as angry as you feel and to learn to evaluate the costs of bottling it up or feeling out of cotnrol. The expression of anger and its energy can be used to help you improve your life if you are willing to learn more about it.

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Diane Thorp, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 91106 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is a natural emotion resulting from events that happen in our lives; we all get angry which may stem from things within or outside of one's own control. Emotional regulation is key and I can help quell those rages with techniques and strategies so that my clients can learn what lies at the root of their anger which often includes frustration and rage as well. In this manner, they can identify triggers that ignite these rages & we can pinpoint effective coping mechanisms when they do arise. Research studies have shown that psychotherapy can significantly provide a positive impact on how an individual recognizes and works to deescalate their boiling points, reducing stress/anxiety.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Anger Therapist

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to West Covina.

Frustration and anger are normal parts of the human experience, but when they become chronic, uncontrollable, and hurtful, they can do untold damage to relationships, families, and ourselves physically. I work with patients to understand the roots of anger, and to develop strategies for anger management by facilitating recognition of hurt, helplessness, and lack of control that underlie rage and excessive anger. Healing comes both from clear introspection and also the use of effective tools to better express hurt, anger, and need.

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP
Anger Therapist

Vanessa Hughes, MA, SEP

Alternative and Integrated Practitioner | GRIT Kids Coaching

In 90011 - Nearby to West Covina.

As a culture, we do not do well with healthy expressions of anger. Often we are raised to suppress it and then we have limited practice at dealing with big emotion. There is a spectrum of healthy aggression- to keep us safe and to maintain boundaries- and rage- our body's strategy for safety. Anger management is about applying the right "dosing" to maintain boundaries yet not fracture relationships or suffer other losses. I am able to help you learn to regulate your body to be able to apply the appropriate "dose" to be effective and not destructive.

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91006 - Nearby to West Covina.

Feeling out of control can be extremely distressing, destructive, and can have a lasting impact on your relationships with others. Learning how to manage your emotions and effectively deal with anger is an important goal, and one that can be accomplished through active participation in therapy. The goals is for our clients to leave therapy with the skills and confidence that they can manage the challenges that come with everyday life. Learning such skills will directly help with increasing the quality of your relationships and decrease the negative impact of your anger in areas such as work, school, and family difficulties. It can also potentially help avoid any negative legal outcomes.

Andrea Teas, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Andrea Teas, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 91730 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is usually an emotion covering up another emotion. When a child is depressed, you will see anger outbursts. I will assist my client's in identifying the underlining cause of the anger and assist them in finding the tools to manage those emotions. I will also work with you in finding ways to manage your anger and find more peace in your life.

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Tara Hernandez, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 90602 - Nearby to West Covina.

Do you find yourself angry at the world? Do you become angry from one moment to the next without knowing or understanding what triggered you? When used appropriately and when under control anger can be a healthy way of expressing yourself, however if you find yourself to be explosive, and turning your anger on others your overall health can be impacted and cause irreparable damage to your most valued relationships. Learn healthy age appropriate styles of coping with and expressing anger by changing negative thought processes, implementing relaxation skills to de-escalate and becoming aware of your "buttons" on a daily basis.

Mark Reid, CSAT
Anger Therapist

Mark Reid, CSAT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is actually quite useful and can give us a lot of information about how we are feeling. Anger is a reaction to other feelings like hurt, frustration, fear and powerlessness. It provides energy when we are not being treated well. It tells us when we are in pain or have been hurt. When we are fearful we can become angry. When anger is not allowed to be expressed or goes on too long it is not healthy. Anger is a protective part of you that once understood will calm down. I use Internal Family Systems to address anger.

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD
Anger Therapist

Betsy Walli, MS, PhD

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 85860

In 90740 - Nearby to West Covina.

If you and your partner are feeling emotionally disconnected, you may find yourself drawn into repeated arguments with each other about seemingly unrelated issues -- such as money, parenting, chores, and sex. Hiding within these disagreements are painful questions: Can I reach you? Do I matter to you? Can I count on you if I need you? Once these deep, hidden questions are calmed, and you both feel safe and loved, you and your partner will find it much easier to resolve other issues.

Chris Tickner, Chris Tickner
Anger Therapist

Chris Tickner, Chris Tickner

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 91101 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is called a covering, or secondary emotion. It often comes on the heels of some other more vulnerable and painful emotion. For example, many individuals experience anger as a way to defend against shame. Instead of feeling the hot, tingling embarrassment and vulnerability of shame, we automatically jump to powerful and protective anger. This is an automatic and unconcious process. Working with anger is not about sucking it up and just counting to 10. It's about slowing things down and having the courage and support to stay with the more vulnerable underlying emotions. Once these are felt and expressed, anger no longer has a job.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.
Anger Therapist

Dr. Lynne, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92807 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is only the "tip of the iceburg." Talking with a professional therapist will help give you insight into what is really at the core of your anger. Many do not realize that anger is actually a "mask" for many other emotions. Anger can also be "stored up" through a person's lifetime. Once you admit you are angry, then the journey begins to find out what, why, who and how. Becoming aware of the life events either in your past, or currently that you might be struggling with is the beginning of emotional freedom. We are not meant to spend our lives angry. Discovering more about yourself, your emotions, and anger will be the beginning of a journey of freedom from emotional bondage.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 91766 - Nearby to West Covina.

Anger is one of our fundamental emotions, part of the basic machinery of our mind and personality. In some ways it is a useful tool that helps to motivate and energize us in seeking fairness and justice in the world around us. But this powerful hold-over from our primal history can also be enormously destructive if we lose control of it. If your anger is slipping out of your control and you find yourself saying or doing things that damage your reputation or your relationships, hurt those around you, or otherwise consistently put you on the outside of society's expectations for behavior, you need help to find tools or strategies to change this and I would be happy to help.



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West Covina is located in Los Angeles County, California. It has a land area of 16.04 square miles and a water area of 0.04 square miles.  The population of West Covina is 108,484 people with 30,816 households and a median annual income of $69,189. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West Covina, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in West Covina are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local West Covina public health department.